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Coping with the crisis and export diversification

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Coping with the crisis and export diversification. / Abreha, Kaleb Girma; Smeets, Valérie; Warzynski, Frédéric.

In: World Economy, Vol. 43, No. 5, 2020, p. 1452-1481.

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Abreha, Kaleb Girma ; Smeets, Valérie ; Warzynski, Frédéric. / Coping with the crisis and export diversification. In: World Economy. 2020 ; Vol. 43, No. 5. pp. 1452-1481.

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